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The Tenth Year

Lammastide Tourney -- Barony of Lion's Gate
September 6-7, 1975

Held near Cultus Lake, British Columbia. Many contests were held for prizes. A potluck feast was held on the sixth. Gerek the Farseeing was the autocrat. Prince Edward held court and warranted “until the Crown complains” Seaghda of Green Mountain as seneschal of Lion’s Gate, Tara nic an Fhleisdir as Mistress of Arts, Gerek the Farseeing as Master of Sciences, and Gerhard Kendal of Westmoreland as Baron, although the formal approval of baronial status for Lion’s Gate had not passed the Board of Directors yet. Michel le Voyageur had left the shire earlier that year and Gerhard was his successor as baron designate. Bjorn of Havok won the lists and recieved the prize of a short sword. Peter de la Morte won a knife for two-handed weapons, Trixie la Tush and Kate the Mute tied in the bread-breaking contest, and Elspeth of the Balking Beastie and Gerhard Kendal of Westmoreland tied in the poetry contest. Revelry followed. On the following day Prince Edward and Boverk Momchilovich held the bridge against all comers and challenges were fought.

Description of this event, © Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
This is from The History of the West Kingdom, Volume 1 (the only volume produced). When reading this text, please keep in mind the following disclaimer:

Disclaimer: This history may have errors in it, as much of the detail is “remembered” history, or as one of the cover pages of the original type-written manuscript states “The material within is derived from the information printed in The Crown Prints and in The Page, and from the memories of the participants.” The original document was typed on onion-skin paper, with hand-written notes (often in the margins). All attempts have been made to reconcile the notes with the original document.

Annotations, when they are added, are from The Annotated History of the West, Volume 1, which is the same text as Master Wilhelm's mentioned above, with commentary from members of the SCA who were active at the time of the event, and are added to help clarify questions and expand on what happened and why. This volume is copyright © Ken Mayer (Hirsch von Henford).

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